What exactly are macro-nutrients (also known as macros)? It’s very simple – Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fat
The macro-nutrients are the 3 components of your diet that you should be worried about when dieting, whether cutting or bulking.
Yes, total calories are important, but the macros are what you should be keeping a very close eye on.
If you’ve been in the bodybuilding or athletic fields, you may have heard the term IIFYM. If you have not, it stands for “If It Fits Your Macros“.
IIFYM – If It Fits Your Macros…
You are most likely to hear this when hearing someone else ask about whether or not they should eat a certain food group at a certain time and so on and so forth. The answer is “If It Fits Your Macros!” What this means essentially is that while monitoring your food intake for the day, pay close attention to the amount of macros you have ingested for the day.
If the food you are looking to ingest fits your numbers for your specific goals, then go ahead and eat that shit! For example, if you’re looking to consume 100 grams or less of carbohydrates a day (a low-carb type of diet like paleo), and you’re up to 80 but you want to eat something that contains 15 grams of carbs … looks like that fits your macros! So it’s safe to eat.
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